DOORS 1PM // KITCHEN OPEN // SHOW STARTS 2PM
with special guests CODA CHROMA
Singer-songwriter Georgia Fields celebrates the release of her highly-anticipated third studio album, Hiraeth, with a full-band show at the Brunswick Ballroom. The magnetic art-pop alchemist and her ensemble of multi-instrumentalists will perform the new album plus a handful of reworked favourites from her previous releases.
Produced by Josh Barber (Gretta Ray; Gotye), Hiraeth takes its title from a Welsh word with no direct translation, referring to a profound yearning for the lost places of your past. Fields’ distinctive vocal brings to mind the piercing, understated clarity of Feist and the shoulders-back power-stance of Sharon van Etten. From songs about motherhood, infidelity and death, to rapturous anthems of healing and home – at its core, Hiraeth is an ode to the many languages of longing.
The album arrives Thursday 17 November, following hot on the heels of four celebrated single releases this year. The latest of which is Tigress: a slow-building, fierce-hearted alt-pop cut that opens with a haunting howl and a vast, propulsive rhythm. The track is accompanied by a dreamy, atmospheric music video, directed by Naomi Pattuwage (Heaps Stoked Productions), and featuring contemporary dance performances by rising stars Nikki Tarling and Liat Kedem.
This special hometown band show kicks off a national tour that extends throughout November and December. Fields says: “writing and recording the album has been quite an internal process. So I’m really looking forward to sharing Hiraeth with the world, singing these songs live and seeing how they connect with people. It’s a vulnerable feeling, but also quite joyful.”
Hiraeth is released on all streaming platforms, Thursday 17 November.
The Hiraeth album project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the current Victorian State Government guidelines as we continue to live with this pandemic.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings
The Brunswick Ballroom also strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.
The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)